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the damage sandy left behind with governor chris christie. the new jersey governor has criticized the president in weeks and months, but he commended the commander in chief yesterday on his handling of the disaster. mitt romney will restart his campaign today with events in florida. the republican presidential nominee cancelled events the past two days out of respect for sandy's victim. yesterday he helped collect supplies that his supporters donated in ohio. >>> 6:07 is your time. 43 degrees. the major damage sandy caused to a space shuttle. >> the congressman who lost his home in a storm. anncr: washington's revolving door. george allen'. politicians go in. corporate lobbyists come out. in the senate, allen took money from big corporate interests... voting their way... for tax breaks for companies that ship virginia... jobs overseas. when we voted him out, allen cashed in. now allen wants another round. supporting a plan that will cost us more jobs. virginia can't trust george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertisi
up and pushed to the middle of the street. president obama joined governor chris christie touring the devastation. an over welling look at what sandy left behind. boats and kayaks now to belie s way to get around. many who lived through the storm still struggling to survive. >> we are wore yesterday. we don't have a place to live. we're staying with friends and family. but that only lasts so long. and we're running out of food and everything. >> reporter: in new york city, many subways are still under water. limited service could come back thursday. >> virtually all of them levelled to the ground. >> reporter: more than 100 homes swallowed by fire in breezy point, queens. millions beginning a difficult recovery and clinging tight to anything sandy left behind. and there are still so many just waiting for that opportunity right now. dozens of communities, including the hardest hit here, are still on lockdown. i'm jay gray. now back to you. >> we're awaiting a press conference from the president at any moment. we'll bring that to you live. >>> breaking news right now out of new york
jersey governor chris christie. after the two leaders surveyed the damage along the jersey shore, the president vowed he wouldn't tolerate red tape. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule essentially on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governors, the county officials, if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> during one of his stop, governor christie found more victims in utter despair. >> i just want everybody to get help. >> yeah. >> they don't deserve it. look at their house, our house, everything is gone. >> yeah. >> i've never in ten years had water in my house. >> that's horrible. in new york the desperate race to get america's biggest city back up and running continues. water is being pumped out of the subway system. officials in new york and connecticut say the subway rail system that millions depend on will start returning today though on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much of the skyline of lower manhattan remains dark as the city enters the fourth day of a massive pow
and staunch romney supporter chris christie has. >> the president has been outstanding in this. the folks at fema have been slept. >> reporter: the fema director looked ahead to next tuesday offering federal assistance, generators and the like to states where polling places might still lack power. mitt romney was in ohio not to talk issues, to collect cans. romney backers brought food for new jersey. >> and i appreciate your generosity. it is part of the american spirit. the american way to give to people who are in need. >> reporter: mr. romney had argued in a primary debate for disaster relief to be shifted to the states. even to nongovernment charities. would he kill fema? no answer today. >> what would you do with people a? why won't you answer any questions? >> reporter: obama's spokesperson says the states are in the best position to direct the assistance. tomorrow, president obama joins high profile republican governor chris christie for a tour of new jersey damage. political opponents brought together by the super storm. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> so far the federal response
. president obama toured parts of the shore yesterday with governor chris christie and helped residents to rebuild. danielle leigh is there with more. >> reporter: many of those popular vacation communities along the jersey shore, places like seaside heights, they are still cut off from the rest of society today. on the other side of that bridge, it is just not safe to be over there right now. along tom's river, constant reminders of damage. a boat behind me, a piece of a couch. the damage is severe. we're talking about levels homes, streets that are impassable. it was just yesterday that many people were evacuated, those who were stranded along the shore. they're really holding on to the president's promises to expedite this recovery process. they really want to get this recovery under way. for many of them, they have been without power for days now in the cold and the dark. and they are anxious. those on the mainland, they have been spending time here where i'm standing. they'll likely be back here today. they just want to get back over to the shore to see what is left of their homes,
will assess the damage there. the state's governor, chris christie will join him on the tour. he commended the presint yesterday on his handling of this crisis. >>> new today, fires sparked by sandy rekindled in a new jersey shore time. multiple fires fueled by natural gas lines. not far from seaside heights. 14 homes were destroyed by the fire in the town. firefighters can't reach the scene because the road is impassable. an obstacle rescue crews are running up and down the coast. daniele has more on the clean up efforts. >> reporter: from the garden state to the city that never sleeps, an entire coastline is waking up to ea rlty caused by hurricane sandy. >> the scariest thing i have been through. >> reporter: homes that ripped from their foundation are standing. in seaside heights, pieces of the popular funtown float in the ocean. >> we are lucky we are here today. >> reporter: homeowners hope floodwaters will recede. >> i have never seen anything like this before. >> reporter: first responders are trying to rescue victims cut off by the surge. >> it came up very fast. i looked at the s
. dr. chris christie described what happened as unthinkable. >> the devastation that i've seen so far is the worst by faf. the storm made landfall here. >> reporter: had hit just south of atlantic city. dozen himself to be rescued from shelters of last resort where the power failed. in northern new jersey, more search and rescue. after a tidal surge pushed a river over its banks. residents said the water rose five feet in a matter of minutes. >> it was like a lake in our basement and it filled all the way up to our stairs. >> there was no phone lines, electricity was out and all our phones was dead. we couldn't call absolutely nobody. >> reporter: across the straight, 2.4 million customers, 60% of the population, have no power and the worst was probably along the coast in towns like point pleasant beach where some who chose to ride out the storm told of an unbelievable experience. >> it was very surreal last night with just the power and the awe of everything going on. it's only once in a life time you see something like this. >> reporter: the town sits behind a huge line of sand dune
. he and chris christie toured the devastation the storm left behind the garden state yesterday. the president praised chris christie for his response to sandy. >> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive, he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> christie has commended the president of his handling of the disaster as well. >> this morning, d.c. leaders are warning people to stay out of the swollen rivers and creeks, but insist the drinking water is safe. at the height of the storm, some overloaded sewage facilities dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into local rivers and streams, and with all the debris and sewage overflowing the rivers, some people are wondering if tap water is safe to drink. >> there are no problems with public drinking water in this region. we have safe and adequate drinking supplies in the entire metropolitan ar
'll be joined by new jersey governor chris christie. the republican governor is one of mitt romney's biggest supporters, and he has criticized the president on many issues in weeks and months. christie, though, calls the president's response to sandy outstanding. >>> mitt romney will return to the campaign trail today. the republican presidential nominee will stump tomorrow in virginia. paul ryan will return to wisconsin. mitt romney cancelled many campaign events out of respect for sandy's victims. he helped collect supplies from his supporters yesterday in ohio. the district is making up for lost days by extending early voting hours. you can vote until 9:00 p.m. in maryland, you'll have two extra days to vote early. the state's early voting centers will be open friday. they will also open early, two hours early at 8:00 a.m. >>> 5:35 now. prince george's county government will reopen today. getting to government offices in upper marlboro will not be easy. two of the main roads in upper marlboro are still closed due to standing water. news 4's tony tull is live with more. tony, good morning.
, tonight, new jersey governor chris christy tweeted there will be a few days of sorrow. but then new jerseyians will say to hell with this, let's get back to work. >> coming up tonight, new video from the aftermath of sandy. it left a terrible toll in new york city. tonight, we'll see the areas hit the hardest. >> people digging out after a bunch of snow from sandy. >> doug will tell us where sandy r . >>> sandy is slamming the country with more than just rain or wind. a foot of wet snow fell. upwards of three feet fell in the mountains. blizzard conditions forised the closure of i-68. >> earlier, we heard a resident in alexanderia dodging a bullet. when you consider what happened in new york city, you know how true that was. >> no burough was spared. we started where a record storm surge almost 14 feet flooded the streets. millions of gallons of water flooded the battery tunnel and faces of buildings were ripped right off. >> in queens, 80 homes destroyed by a huge fire driven by the wind in a beach front neighborhood of breezy point. nearly 200 firefighters waded through the flood
are keeping a close eye on sandy, including those on the garden state. chris christie has declared a state of emergency there. he's ordered all casinos in atlantic city, to shut down by tomorrow afternoon. meanwhile, in new york, they're taking a wait and see approach. officials will decide sometime tomorrow about whether to shut down the subways, bridges and tunnels. >> doug, what do you have to say? what are we facing? >> we're facing a big thing. up toward new england, they're talking about new jersey and new york city. new york city could be facing problems. i don't think we're going to see the worst of the storm surge. they could see record level storm surge. that could mean water in the subways. we're going to see the wind here, we're going to see very heavy rain. once again, for us. it's the power outages that we should be most concerned about. let's show you what we're doing outside right now. beautiful shot as we look toward the kennedy center this evening. it's been a great day. we saw sunshine. and we saw something that a lot of people were tweeting me about, and facebooking tod
flooding stranded 20,000 people. governor chris christie says the power situation has drastically improved. >> remember, at the height of the storm we were at 2 point. >> petros: 7 million, so we're a million more customers have been restored from the height of the storm. >>> in connecticut, garbage is piling up on the streets as flooded basements are being cleaned out. back to new york, washed out subways are starting to come back, and there are huge lines to get on buses as the city deals with a gridlock nightmare. work could begin today on removing a massive crane that's been dangling high above a mid town manhattan street. a lot of people are questioning the decision to go ahead with the new york city marathon sunday. mayor michael bloomberg says it won't hurt storm relief efforts. and to lower manhattan where power may not come on until the weekend. our reporter from wnbc found an incredible sight near a supermarket. >> look how desperate it has got in this neighborhood. people are dumpster diving. what they're going after here is the food, some that i've spoken with. some so hungry t
to governors is, staunch romney sport new jersey's chris christie has. >> president has been outstanding in this. the folks at fema have been excellent. >> reporter: the female director looked ahead to next tuesday. offering federal assistance, generators and the like to states where polling places might still lack power. mitt romney was in ohio, not to talk issues. to collect cans. mitt romney backers brought food for new jersey. >> and i appreciate your generosity. it is part of the american spirit. the american way to give to people who are in need. >> reporter: mr. romney had argued in a primary debate for disaster relief to be shifted to the state. even to nongovernment charities. would he kill fema? no answer today. >> reporter: the romney spokesman said the former governor believes states are in the best position to direct from the federal government. tomorrow president obama joins high profile republican governor chris christie for a tour of new jersey damage. political opponents brought together by the superstorm. >>> we are learning about an amazing story of survival that up fo
the images we're looking at right there. this was wednesday, president obama and chris christie touring some of the devastated areas. yes, they came together for all the right reasons. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention. he's a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure that it cautioned a lot of angst backstage, and i'm sure that in the obama campaign the operatives were saying, yes, we've got chris christie at our side with these extraordinary images, but, again, both sides say we now know where the votes are. we know there are very few undecided. need to get them to polls and on time on tuesday. >> as they are working to get people to the polls, mitt romney is saying i'm the agent of change and president obama is saying you know me. you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think that the country is ready to have this election over, matt, and they have pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have ev
industrial parks, take a moment and listen to what yesterday was like for governor chris christie in just one flooded new jersey town. >> i can't get anything done. >> reporter: one piece at a time, all right? >> thank you. >> it's all ruined down there. every house, ruined! >> reporter: this entire region is still in shock. when you start to think it's going to get better, you suddenly remember it's going to take a long time. and it's never going to be normal again. people and places are gone in a place that we trusted with a lot of our summertime memories. luckily we know some of them will be back. and on top of everything we've seen all day, this may be the saddest sight of all. that's because this is hoffman's. and every weekend all summer long, this is where you end up if you're from this part of the jersey shore. like everybody else, you've told yourself all day, even during dinner, you're going to be strong, tonight's the night you're not going to do it. but you end up here. this place is packed with families, saturday night, sunday night, all summer long. they go in, get a number, com
the tunnels were flooded. and all around jersey's shore, w york's governor chris christie -- new jersey's governor chris christie is warning folks before they go back home of the devastation they may see and many of the homes they are hoping to get to may not even be there. >>> once again, here's erica. >> if you want food or gasoline in the northeast, you should be prepared to wait in line. lines that are sometimes miles long. katie is live outside a gas station. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you are going to wait and wait and wait. we are on 44th street here in manhattan. the line yesterday reached all the way down to 14th street. you cannot even see all the cars that went down from here. 26 new york city blocks. this morning, it is much of the same. new jersey, you're seeing the same sort of lines that go on for miles. what does everybody want? they want gas. the lines are long and open gas stations are few and far between. new york and jersey sites are searching to find those open stations and when they do, they've got to act fast. >> they said this station was moving rea
, governor chris christie mentioned all of his favorite shore sights having grown up on the jersey shore as a kid. one of the ones he mentioned was the fun town pier, sea side height, six miles up the beach. this sign is a part of the fun town pier, a necessary stop for any jersey shore summer vacation for generations of us. the damage is dramatic, far from the beach. inland, there is street flooding, trees ripped from the ground. jack and sharon kathcart who have lived here for a long time, spent the day drying their clothes. >> i said i want to go, she said she wanted to stay, i said i have to stay if she does because she is my wife. >> reporter: but there were bright spots to see, like the one we saw as we passed by, bill mullens, who had a flag ceremony on his front yard, blocks away from the atlantic ocean, bill mullens feels lucky to be here here. >> i always try to express it, >> i always try to express it, what is it about the jersey shore? >> i don't think you can describe it, unless you live on the jersey shore, we're blessed to be on the ocean, a double edged sword, of course,
the federal government. he and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the devastation sandy left behind. the president says his administration will not forget about the storm's victims. >> we're going to have a lot of work to do. i don't want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to get cleaned up overnight. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations. but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> right now, fema has more than 2,000 workers on the ground in new jersey to help storm victims. >>> this morning we're getting a better perspective on how dangerous conditions were when sandy hit. take a look at some pretty dramatic video we got from the greenwich, connecticut, fire department. you can see three homes completely engulfed in flames in these pictures. firefighters say the wind, really strong winds kept them from battling that blaze monday night. first responders evacuated people inside their homes. nobody got hurt. >>>
in sandy's sights. new jersey governor chris christie is warning residents there to prepare for the worst. >> i'm completely confident we'll be able to get through this and get through this well, but there are going to be some challenging moments over the course of the next 72 hours. people in new jersey are not strangers to challenge. so we're going to be challenged again. >> christie has ordered a state of emergency, and all public transportation in the state is suspended. >>> back in new york, the statue of liberty closed today and tomorrow because of sandy. the monument reopened to the public on sunday for the first time after a year long renovation project. the crown reopened. crews replaced stairs to the crown and created wheelchair access to one of the observation decks at the top of the pedestal. that project cost $30 million. it is expected to reopen on wednesday. >>> back here at home, crews and residents getting ready for the storm, especially in areas along the potomac. >> news 4's melissa mollet continues our live team coverage from alexandria. melissa, good morning to you. w
-lying areas there. new jersey's governor, chris christie is telling people in evacuation zones, that tonight is their last chance. he says by tomorrow morning, state officials do not want people on the road. or out buying supplies. even the ka see nose in atlantic city closed. boarded out. for the fourth time in their history the last time was in 2011 during hurricane irene. >>> breaking news from prince george's county tonight. police issued an amber alert for three children, all under the age of 5. they were abducted during a car theft at a gas station tonight. darcy spencer is at the scene. darcy? >> reporter: doreen, i was able to confirm within the last several minutes that police have recovered that vehicle. but here's the -- the bizarre twist. they say that the children were not in that car. it was locationed in southeast washington and they say, in fact there are no car seats in the car. they're investigating to try to figure out what exactly did happen here. now we are at the exxon station. this is where the woman called police. but the incident happened just down the street in the
, but president, in the disaster zone, on the ground, i think the images with him and governor chris christie, his praise of the president when he has been so critical, any incumbent benefits, both sides know it. is that what carries a person into election day? there is a real feeling that it benefits the president. >> all right, david gregory, we'll see you after "meet the press" and of course after the election coverage, gets under way 7 eastern on tuesday night. >>> still ahead on a friday night in the wake of this storm, would you believe predictions of another possible weather event that could bring insult to injury here in the northeast? >>> and later in the middle of the storm, one of the many stories of inspiration, a woman making a difference for her neighbors in need. any stories of inspiration, a woman making a difference for her neighbors in need. ♪ [ birds chirping ] are you sure you can fit in there? [ chuckles ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] around view monitor with bird's-eye view. nice work. [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new nissan pathfinder. it's our most innovative path
shore, and governor chris christie, president obama is going to be joining him. once again they will be taking a tour of some of the most devastated areas of the jersey shoreline. matt, back to you. >> natalie, thanks very much. >> we'll check back in with her as she has that view from high above the jersey shore. another huge story going on in this country. hard to believe that the presidential election is just six days away now, and the storm has forced several states to take a closer look at their election day plans. nbc's chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. mitt romney actually resumes a full campaign schedule today in florida, but president obama will focus for one more day fully on sandy recovery efforts. he'll get that firsthand look of the jersey shore and the damage there later today. election day may be six days away, but the president appears to believe the best politics, stay off the campaign trail. today it's storm-ravaged new jersey. tuesday red cross headq
had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tanks. new jersey's governor chris christie has ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. meantime, the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to lines that stretch for miles to get to the few stations that are open. >>> stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest on hurricane sandy's impact and remember to help the storm victims you can go to red cross.org or call 1-800-help now and also text the word red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. >>> montgomery county police are asking for your help in finding a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman on the capitol crescent trail. police released this sketch of the suspect. late last month a 21-year-old woman was jogging on the trail near brookway drive when a man attacked her. he knocked her out, dragged her into the woods, and sexually assaulted her. police are asking anyone with any information
, alongside new jersey governor chris christie. the president viewed the devastation from both the air and on the ground first hand today. in his remarks just moments ago, the president said this is a federal, state and local effort. an he thanked the people involved in the rescue and recovery effort. he also promised to follow up to make sure victims get the help they need. >> most importantly, our heards go out to the families who have lost loved ones. it's true that because of some good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been. but for those individual families, obviously their world has been torn apart. we needed to make sure that everybody two has lost a loved one knows they're in our thoughts and prayers. i speak for the whole country there. >> before heading to new jersey today, the president visited fema headquarters here in washington. >>> it's still a dangerous situation in hoboken, new jersey tonight, with much of the city under water. officials believe at least 20,000 people are trapped in their homes. the national guard is now helping to reach t
of a power outage there. new jersey governor chris christie says atlantic city mayor should not have disregarded the evacuation order. sandy also took out part of atlantic city's famed boardwalk. >>> coastal communities rocked by sandy are waking up to a big mess this morning, including heavy flooding in areas. erica gonzalez is getting a firsthand look at the impact sandy had in rehoboth beach, delaware. this is where we began our journey along the boardwalk that so many are accustomed to seeing in rehoboth. it's pretty quiet. you've got some of the debris, some of the rocks that have washed ashore from the impact that we've seen. at its peak in rehoboth beach, we had waves that were 20 to 25 feet high. he had impacts up to 50 miles an hour with these gusts. this morning what we're feeling is it's significantly colder. so a big, big difference for anybody who's been in any type of hurricane coverage, you're not used to wearing gloves or long johns or ear mufs when doing hurricane coverage. you've got eight inches of rain that have fallen in the city of rehoboth. you've got at least
of those homes. right now, governor chris christie said finding those a are strand is priority number one. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. and we know that there are many people who own homes, who we've evacuated, who are going to want to get back on to the island to assess the damage to their homes. we are nowhere near letting you get back on the island will. >> mitt romney was checking for the victim. >>> the jersey shore was just crushed as we know. jim rosenfield traveled up 95 and just arrived. what are you seeing there so far? >> reporter: just arrived is right. we just got set up on the beach. we are in ocean grove right next to iconic asbury park just down the way along the beach. you can see with the camera, the damage that we've encountered as we've arrived. i'm standing on what was a large dune area. it has been completely washed away. you can still see some of the dune grass here. but the dune is really basically gone. right next to it on the other side, there is a railing there. that is completely gone. people coming out to see the damage. and
thin as fuel supplies dwindle forcing new jersey governor chris christie to order gas rationing. the president has ordered the purchase of 22 million gallons of fuel for that region. after much controversy, the new york city marathon is officially canceled for tomorrow. the decision to go ahead with it earlier this week despite extensive damage in the city outraged new yorkers. some people praised the decision to scrap it but not everyone. >> i feel for all the people that have problems but you don't pull the plug at the last minute. he could have made that decision days and days ago. >> coming here and realizing these resources are going to be needed where it is truly needed. >> the marathon would have brought 40,000 runners through parts of the city that are still cleaning up from the damage. >> in some communities up and down the east coast there is so much devastation that cleanup efforts have been slow at best. along the jersey shore it is expected to take months and billions of dollars to get things cleaned up in many seaside towns. for one woman the waves were so powerful
to be rescued from showers after the power went out. new jersey governor chris christie said he is sfointed with atlantic city mayor for disregarding evacuation orders. sandy even took out part of atlantic city's famed boardwalk. >>> many along the coast battered by sandy are waking up to a massive cleanup effort. erica gonzalez is live in rehoboth beach with more. erica, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, eun. good morning. it's a very different morning for us today. i don't know what to tell you which was worse. yesterday we were getting slapped around by the wind and by the rain, but we were in the 50s. although we had gusts of 45, 50 miles an hour, with the rain and the sand, it felt awful. this morning it is blistering cold out here. i've got on gloves. when someone tells you to pack for a hurricane, you don't think of packing long johns and ear mu muffs. it is freezing out here. i want you to take a look. irene was easy. bring on sandy. minimal damage on rehoboth avenue and even along the boardwalk. you're seeing some debris, sandbags here. honestly, this town, this city was expect
, chris christie, echoing the warning. >> we should not underestimate the storm and should not assume predictions will be wrong. >> reporter: though mandatory evacuations are beginning to take effect, some say they are not going to leave. >> we have never left the house or evacuated in the past. we are staying. it's our home. it's our house. >> reporter: hopefully they live to not regret that decision. but let's take a look and show you what the path of the storm looks like. it continues as a category 1 storm over the next 24 hours, paralleling the coast and then some time monday night it makes a sharp left turn and makes its way onshore as a category 1 storm. and the problem is once it makes its way onshore it's not done yet. it is going to linger the next 72 hours. as it comes onshore storm surge will be a big issue from wilmington to norfolk about 3 to 6 feet above normal tide. as you get from ocean city, maryland, to montauk, long island, anywhere from 4 to 10 feet above their normal tide and, unfortunately, where this is heading it will be about an astronomical high tide so that'
of the century. matt? >> al roquener point pleasant beach, new jersey. al, thank you very much. chris christie is the governor of that state of new jersey. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> you guys took a direct hit, and i know you'll probably not know the extent of the damage until daylight and you get to see the areas by ground and by air, but based on the reports you've been getting overnight, what's the state of your state? >> it's a major disaster, matt. we have over 2.4 million people without power across the state. we've had flooding in the raritan bay and newark area. the city of newark is 95% without power due to substation flooding. all that came from the tidal surge that came up from the storm through raritan bay and newark bay, the same thing you see affecting new york city, and we have a battered, battered new jersey shore that i hope to tour a little bit later on today, but i think the losses are going to be almost incalculable. >> yeah. i was watching reports all afternoon and evening, governor, from long branch and point pleasant beach and atlantic city, and do yo
governor chris chr t christie. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes. whether it's the mayor, governor, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we're doing the jobs that people elected us to do. i cannot think the president enough. >> i want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership. >> reporter: better than any speech or tv ad, to lead in a crisis and have political opponents offer praise. but that sword is double edged. and if fema stum b -- stumbles, it's sure to hurt the president. >>> early voting is back on in maryland. today, the governor cast his vote in baltimore. election officials say so far, about 162,000 people have voted early in the state, ahead of the pace in 2010. >>> there were long lines at just about every polling site in prince george's county today. the lines started the moment the doors opened this morning. most of the voters we talked with did not seem to mind the wait. tracee wilkins has more. >> reporte
four hours surveying hurricane damage with new jersey's republican governor chris christie. with less than a week to go until the election, the two leaders were an unlikely combination. practically inseparable, comforting victims in shelters and on the storm-ravaged streets. later at a press conference, the president and governor, the gop's convention keynote speaker earlier this year went out of their way to praise each other's leadership. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: for the president, the new jersey trip was also a chance to show his empathetic side as he comforted the owner of a marina destroyed by the storm. >> how long have you had the marina? >> since '96. >> nothing like this never happened? >> never. >> reporter: mitt romney spent his wednesday full-time on the trail in florida trying to balance campaigning and showing sensitivity for the storm victims. >> keep folks in your thoughts and pra
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